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[IP] how to reuse...Instructions
> I've never reused the reservoir but would definately like to now
> Do yousave the needle that comes with the reservoir to refill it?
Yes. I used to use bent needle infusion sets and they came with a hard
plastic screw on cap that attached perfectly to the needle..so I use that to
keep the end closed, but I am sure just keeping it in a clean, dry place
would be find.
> How do you get the old infusion set apart from the reservoir?
Well, i don't use my superman powers to screw them on in the first place. I
have never had one that was so tight that fingers, or my back molars on a
couple occasions couldn't unscrew it...I guess if it is any tighter than that
you could use an adjustable wrench???
The main thing to remember is that there is a lubricant inside the reservoir
that helps the plunger glide smoothly. Minimed says don't reuse, beacuse
they can't guarantee there is any lubricant left and if so how much and how
well the plunger will slide, so you risk a NO DELIVERY alarm. I always prime
the reservoir the first time I use it...distribiting the lubricant
well...Then I inject MORE than enough air into the bottle before drawing out
my 180 units.BUT I DO NOT do this on subsequent uses. The next time(s) I
fill the same reservoir, I insert the needle with the plunger pushed all the
way up and let the vacuum forces do their work pushing the plunger back
out...i can pull a little more, but try NOT to push into the bottle...you
owuld be pushing residue of OLD insulin into your bottle, so avoid that if
As with everything YMMV adn if you are worried about occlusions or being
"outside the box" then I don't suggest breaking any "rules" (baloney...you
KNOW I always support breaking of the rules....)
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